“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”

Robin Williams, ‘Dead Poets Society’

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Give Poetry A Chance: The Anthology

February 2020 marks the one-year anniversary of the Give Poetry A Chance events. To celebrate, we are releasing an anthology containing poems submitted by those who have supported Give Poetry A Chance throughout its first year.

All proceeds raised through the sale of the anthology will be donated to Scouse Kitchen, a Liverpool-based homeless support community project.

Give Poetry A Chance: The Anthology (Sampler)

We have released a free-to-download, sample version of Give Poetry A Chance: The Anthology. If you enjoy the sample book, please support Scouse Kitchen and our local poets by purchasing the paid for version of the anthology.

The Vietnam Collection by Cullo

The Vietnam Collection is the first official publication from Liverpool based poet Cullo. The Vietnam Collection comprises of two separate books, A Collection of Poems and Second Edition, merged into one poetry collection. Both books were initially printed in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2017 and 2018, respectively. The Vietnam Collection contains poetry influenced by passers-by, lyrics and dreams.

Somewhere Between Roses & Oranges: Poetry of Place, Space, Life and Love by Laura Ferries

Sit yourself down and unwind with a coffee or a glass of wine and immerse yourself in this floral and fruity spiritual journey. Somewhere Between Roses & Oranges: Poetry of Place, Space, Life and Love. It will take you by the hand, running through the sun, through the rain, through life’s wonderful, magical and messy lessons that we encounter when we are bold enough to strike out of the norm.

Lucid Dreamscapes by Laura Ferries

These poems flow in aqua metaphors: the sea, oceans, rain, rivers, lakes and waves; shipping forecasts, messages in bottles. In writing this Laura allowed her loose-leaf thoughts to brew in a sea where words were woven upon waves, laced into lines and strung together like silk sails into stanzas. Ice, thawing, water, sun and warmth. Our thoughts ebb and flow. Lucid Dreamscapes seem nonsensical but with some conscious control they become resonant and reveal back to us our innermost feelings captured in words and rhythms. This collection celebrates the dream, the conception, the marination, the gestation, the flow and the birth of the thought in words.

I Was Never Alone Again by Luna Pih

A collection of poems, prose, and illustrations that ponders identity, relationships, loss, and love. I Was Never Alone Again is simply a cluster of musings; from vivid dreams and haunting nightmares, to the never ending conflict of the author’s self loathing and vanity. The book is a means of catharsis from chaos to eventual clarity – and a refusal to be plagued by loneliness.

Original Sin by Luna Pih

Ruminating the darkest archives in life and death, poet and illustrator Luna Pih delivers her second book Original Sin. The 75 page book dives head first into the ineffable notions of sin, devilry, indulgence, abuse, lust, addiction, tribulation, fear, and myth. Brutally honest and emotionally raw, the author pens her most daunting and fragile moments as a means of relief and closure. Each page features 32 new original poems and prose writings, along with complimentary illustrations and photography.

Silver Lining – A Charity Zine

Silver Lining – A Charity Zine is a collection of poetry, artwork and photography, that responds to the theme of ‘What makes you smile?’. The aim of the zine is to help promote positivity during the pandemic and to raise money for The Brain Charity, a Liverpool based charity, who provide support to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends, and carers.